Miss Wilkins and Kruger planning November 25 wedding at First Presbyterian

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tyson Wilkins III of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Holland Wilkins, to Captain James Edward Baxter Kruger of Brandon, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Baxter Kruger of Brandon.

Miss Wilkins is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harris Holland of Columbus, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tyson Wilkins Jr. of New Albany. Captain Kruger is the grandson of Hon. and Mrs. Jack Burkett Weldy of Hattiesburg, and Brigadier General (Ret.) and Mrs. Donald Glenn Kruger of Prentiss.

The bride-elect is a 2002 honors graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. She was graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a master’s in taxation in 2007. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and served as a vice president of Delta Gamma sorority. She is a member of the Debutante Club of Mississippi, having made her debut in 2003, and the Junior League of Jackson. Miss Wilkins is a 2014 cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and is an attorney with Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell, P.A. Prior to law school, Miss Wilkins was a CPA with KPMG, LLP.

Captain Kruger was graduated from Northwest Rankin High School in 2006. He enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard in 2007 and was graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. At Ole Miss, he was an active member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Captain Kruger is a 2015 graduate of Mississippi College School of Law and commissioned into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in November, 2015. He is a trial counsel in the office of the Staff Judge Advocate of the Mississippi National Guard. 

The couple will exchange vows November 25 at First Presbyterian Church.


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